There is so much Dr. Denison shares with us that I read often but never attempt to think about where it actually took place. The tour of Israel has been very enlightening for me.
Much of life, at least mine, comes down to trusting that God is going to take care of me, my family, or the church I serve. Often some of the most difficult times have come when I have basically given up or gotten really close to giving up on a 'God like solution". At these moments I am tempted to do things in my own power. I have learned that way of thinking is not trust in God but trust in me. Knowing me as well as I do, I have no idea why I would trust myself over God!!
I think of trust as a muscle, the trust muscle gets stronger the more I use it. It gets flabby the more I don't. Praying as I close in on the final section of life that I have built up a good trust muscle and that it will get stronger for my children/grandchildren to learn from.